ER Strength Training
Friday, March 18, 2011
Yesterday afternoon our youngest fell through the slats in the banister on the upper floor, down to the marble stairs 6 feet below... and landed on his head. He is miraculously fine. They took x-rays and the one 6" long, 1" high bump he had on his head is now a barely visible red mark. I don't know how we got away with this, but I am thankful.
I walked the halls with him in my arms for 6 hours last night. Today he's been really cranky and wants to be held (and of course Daddy won't do) so I've been carting around a 25lb 22mos old for about twelve hours. My abs are killing me from teddy bear crunches and planks, my thighs are killing me from squats, my arms hurt from baby-lugging. I have 3 bushels of clean laundry waiting to be folded but any time I move I am treated to a full-out kicking and screaming, flat on the floor, snot bubbles and drool strings, toddler fit.
While this is going on my 3yr old is climbing and jumping all over the place, doing cartwheels, talking non-stop about nothing... but God forbid I don't listen! He also manages to tease his brother. They tease each other. They smack and fight. I am tired and sore, but I am still very motivated. Know why? Because today my toddler is in my arms, teasing his brother and being his old normal self after a fall that should have seriously injured him, or worse. He was sleeping on me in my bed last night as I cried all over his miracle baby head.
Tomorrow is Saturday which means I will not be gracing you all with my presence. We have "Saturdays Unplugged" which means NO ELECTRONICS (except for music) for any of us, including Mommy and Daddy. We just started it last month as a solution for our 6yr olds teeny tiny attention span. It has been a wonderful experience for all of us! I don't think we're going to stop :)